Weekly Reading for November 27 – December 3
Preparing for Next Week’s Message
Sermon Series: My First Christmas
Sermon Title: The Story of the Shepherds
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on December 4, 2016:
- SUNDAY: Luke 1,
- MONDAY: Luke 2,
- TUESDAY: John 1,
- WEDNESDAY: Philippians 1,
- THURSDAY: Philippians 2,
- FRIDAY: Mark 10,
- SATURDAY: John 13,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Scatter
Sermon Title: Scatter Stories of God’s Presence and Power
Delivered On: November 27, 2016
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Memorize and Reflect
“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” ([bible]John 4:29[/bible])
Thank God for showing up with power in specific times of need in your life. Pray for eyes to see and a heart to feel the presence of Jesus in the flow of your normal days.
“Live It!” Challenge
Practice Telling Three Stories - Take time in the coming week and practice telling three of your stories about Jesus and His work in your life.
- Tell someone about how you became a follower of Jesus. How did you hear about the love and grace of Jesus (and his death and resurrection) and why did you decide to become His follower?
- Tell about a difference Jesus has made in your life. What were you like before and how has walking with Jesus changed you?
- Tell about a time you really sensed the presence of Jesus and explain how His presence gave you power, hope, and strength.
Small Group Discussion
Tell about someone who shared their story of faith with you and how their story impacted you.
Tell about a time you were able to tell a story about your faith and how God used this to help another person take a step toward Jesus.
What was Paul trying to communicate to Festus and the other people who were listening to his testimony? How did Paul keep Jesus and the message of salvation right in the center of his story of faith?
What lessons do you learn from Paul’s story and example of sharing his faith?
Read: John 4:4-32 What do you learn from how Jesus reached out to this woman? What did he do to connect with her?
How did this woman take her experience with Jesus and turn it into a chance to share the love of Jesus with others? What do you learn from her example of telling her story?
If you are willing, share your story of how you came to faith in Jesus with your group. How has Jesus changed your life and made it better?
Who is one person you want to share your story of faith with and how can your group members pray for you as you seek opportunities to scatter stories of faith in Jesus?